Freya became the youngest person to climb the Piz Badile unaided, and Jackson was the youngest person to ever make it to the top!
Dressed in layered skirts, sandals, pigtail braids, and bowler hats, the Fighting Cholitas perform in front of hundreds of spectators, tossing each other around with perfectly practiced maneuvers.
To this day, Olympians, judges, dignitaries, members of the committee, and officials still receive their participation medal from the International Olympic Committee.
Organizers have special plans for if the flames go out.
As she embarks on her greatest adventure of all time, let’s pull a few unbelievable facts out of the vault to learn more about the Olympian with a heart of gold, Simone Biles.
Born on May 28, 1888, in present-day Oklahoma, Jim Thorpe was one of the most successful all-around American athletes of the 20th century. King Gustav V of Sweden dubbed him “the greatest athlete in the world.”